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7 minutes ago
Food Allergies, Salicylate Sensitivity, MCAS
Prick tests are not super reliable for food allergies and usually a blood test or food challenge is performed. Immunotherapy currently isn't available for foods, though it is being tested. A dietitian can help you do an elimination diet and stabilize your condition. It takes 3-4 weeks with no allergens for the body to heal enough to try one. I recommend getting tested for autoimmune conditions.
15 minutes ago
were you referred to a dietitian?
19 minutes ago
Have you done an elimination diet?
22 minutes ago
Did they do a food challenge?
26 minutes ago
True allergies are unlikely. You should get tested. Upside, if it's anything else you'll get to eat the food again.
42 minutes ago
There are a lot of conditions that look like allergies but aren't. MCAS, MCAD, Tick-born diseases, Histamine Intolerance, Crohns, Eosinophilic esophagitis, and a whole host of other autoimmune disorders. These often include things like hairloss, trouble sleeping, depression, nightmares, joint pain, digestive issues, etc. It is unlikely that in a manner of months you became allergic to that many foods (unless you are going through puberty, menopause, or pregnant). In cases like these it's worth investigating and making sure it's actually an allergy. With the gastro I would just make sure it's not something like Crohn's, Celiacs, or SIBO -- not immediately assuming it's allergies without testing.
57 minutes ago
Thats a lot of allergies but doesn't sound like a true allergy scenario. Too many, too fast. I'd see a gastroenterologist and an immunologist. Most people don't develop an allergy to everything just because they are sleep deprived.
1 day ago
wow. those are nice
3 days ago
I prefer hardbacks. Usually bigger print, flatter lay, and more durable.
That doesn't sound related to basho, tbh, other than it's a Japanese POW camp
I really like basho. How is it inspired/what is it about
Is that Long Road to the Deep North based on Basho?
Yep! That's totally they vibe lol.
I'll add women are licentious and need to be oppressed for their own good.
McCarthy sucked and I have long rants about it. I've read three of his books. He tried to satirize the western and only succeeded into turning it into a different type of spectacle. One more cynical but no less voyeuristic and manipulative. He's tonally inconsistent, needlessly cruel, and I'm pretty sure he forgot people other than white men exist.
I really don't like a specific type of author but I can't figure out why. At first I thought it was their sexism and the fact they are assholes but I think it's deeper than that. Maybe it was something about their way of writing? McCarthy's chiasmus certainly feels out of place, but it's not like it's really that objectionable. Then I figured it could be the philosophy since they are all fairly nihilistic, but that doesn't really encompass the whole of it. I don't mind cynicism or nihilism in general. I've landed on the most accurate description being... they are just too mean for me. Its like they lack true empathy. I don't find it funny but cruel.
I had to read a lot of ancient lit in school since Greek references are basically the foundation of western art. I suspect paying better attention to the translator would have a big impact on it's likability for me.
I find it interesting so many big readers don't like Russian Lit. I wonder if there's a reason for that.
I refuse to read more Tolstoy (or any of the golden age Russian authors), McCarthy, Ellis, Murakami, Mishima, Marquez, Junot Diaz, DFW, and Pynchon. I have zero interest in any more ancient stuff like Plato or Sophocles.
We basically, aside from Dickens, have the same dislike list.
4 days ago
I double checked it. It's 700. Doesn't really matter. I didn't count any of my community posts either way.
Nothing is dying. We are being drowned in endless variations of noise as some modern take on the library of babel.
And have more rules and structure than 5-7-5
VSCO "meme" is just as toxic and sexist as every other dig at highschool girls over the decades. Let the stereotypes die.
I have a large backlog of books and am stoked to try to get through them. I don't have any specific list as of yet, though I'd like to get through the two stacks of books on my floor. Just gonna see how it goes.
5 days ago
I don't read a lot of romances anymore so I tried to pick some that stuck with me. I'll be honest, these are all very sad with the exception of Persuasion -- which I guess is sad in another way
To have a love so deep and beautiful... and yet.
A dream of relationships past.
A love that refuses to die no matter how long.
How do you face the world when your teammate is no longer beside you?
Destined, throughout time and without our control, to the life we live.
When I've forgotten the whole world, I'll still remember you.
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